Partnerships Executive

  • Play a critical part in the future success of the Orchestra
  •  Step into a role that offers a real sense of reward
  • Part of a high performing team

If you’re after a role that offers variety, challenge and a real sense of reward, you’ve come to the right place.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is highly respected not only in New Zealand but around the world. Throughout our 69 year history we have charmed audiences with memorable and exhilarating concerts and recordings. We continue to grow and develop artistically, taking inspiring and varied programmes of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Partnerships Executive to join our small, but high performing Development team.
Reporting to the Development Manager, you’ll lead the maintenance and cultivation of corporate partnerships managing associated events and opportunities as well as playing a key role in building the NZSO brand.
You will be a confident individual who thrives on connecting with others. Your experience in corporate sponsorship and partner development will put you in good stead for this role, and your relationship management skills and your ability to work with board members, senior managers and key stakeholders is second to none. You will also have knowledge of event and project management, and be able to think creatively with excellent time management and attention to detail. There will be some irregular hours and a small amount of travel involved. And, needless to say, your interest in music and knowledge of the arts will go far here.
If you’re ready to step up and make your mark on one of New Zealand’s most influential creative institutions, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information please review the attached job description. To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a cover letter and your c.v. to vacancies@nzso.co.nz
Applications close on Monday, 25 July 2016.

Job Description
Application Form 


Accounts and Office Coordinator

  • Premier performing arts organisation
  • Varied, busy role
  • Based in central Wellington

Founded in 1946, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is the country’s national professional orchestra.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Services, the Accounts and Office Coordinator undertakes the accounts payable and other day to day accounts processing functions, as well as provides administration support to the wider organisation and is a key member of a small but busy team.

This is a hugely varied role and a unique opportunity to work for a dynamic organisation whose employees are passionate about what they do. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to accounts payable and monthly creditor payments, cash management, a wide variety of office administration and facility maintenance responsibilities, insurance on an annual basis and back up for accounts receivable and other accounting functions.

To be successful in this role you will be proactive, energetic, confident and a strong team player with second to none communication and relationship management skills.

Person profile:

  • Previous office administration experience including accounts processing
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • A commitment to delivering excellent customer service, both internally and externally
  • Strong time management capabilities and the ability to prioritise own workload
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to use initiative, be proactive and work autonomously
  • Adaptable, flexible and efficient
  • A sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • A good sense of humour and positive attitude

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 17 July 2016
Applications to: Nikki Walshaw at mclaren.co.nz
Position description: Available to view at mclaren.co.nz
P: 04 499 1069
E: mcla@mclaren.co.nz



Sub-Principal 2nd French Horn 

We are currently recruiting for the position of Sub-Principal 2nd French Horn.

These auditions are open to international applicants. Please note successful applicants will not be offered a trial until 2017 NZSO Season.

For further information please review the attached audition information.  To apply please complete the application form and send that and your c.v. to michelle.lewis@nzso.co.nz  


Applications close: Monday 18 July 2016
Recorded auditions due by: Monday 25 July 2016
Live audition date: Friday 29 July 2016 (Wellington, New Zealand)

Information Letter

Audition Requirements
Application Form 

Casual Auditions

Musicians seeking casual work with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are invited to apply by forwarding a copy of current c.v. and contact details to:

Michelle Lewis, Orchestra and Tours Coordinator
Email: michellel@nzso.co.nz

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

There are no set dates for casual auditions. Auditions are scheduled at mutually suitable times throughout the year. 

About the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Edo de Waart

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is New Zealand’s national orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, it has charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings for 68 years.

Today, the NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature. It continues to grow and develop artistically, taking a challenging and varied programme of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

More about the NZSO

Why move to Wellington?

Wellington is not only the country’s capital but also the arts hub of New Zealand. In addition to being the home of NZSO, it is also the residence of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Chamber Music New Zealand, and the NZ Festival.

Wellington is one of ‘2015’s hottest cities’, according to BBC Travel:

Not only does Wellington have a bustling café and craft beer scene, but in 2015 the city of 200,000 people is celebrating its 150th year as New Zealand’s capital.

New Zealand has also been named the world’s best country, according to the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards. It is the third year running that New Zealand has won best-country honours.

To find out more about Wellington, visit wellingtonnz.com/discover

What our players say about living in NZ

Peter Dykes, Associate Principal Oboe (originally from UK): “New Zealand is a country where there are endless opportunities to enjoy whatever one may be interested in, alongside playing in an international standard orchestra. As well as the general high standard of living in New Zealand, one can enjoy being a part of the vibrant Wellington community, where there are numerous leisure and lifestyle activities to suit every possible palate.”

Carolyn Mills, Section Principal Harp (originally from USA): “New Zealand is a fantastic place to live and work, and I feel extremely fortunate to have found myself here. I love playing with the NZSO and am always inspired by my colleagues, and by the warmth of the people here. It’s a very easy place to feel at home.”

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